Nigerian poet: We need to choose books over money


Prolific Nigerian poet Niyi Osundare says Nigerians are too busy “chasing money” and should spend time reading instead.

He made the comments when he came into the BBC Focus on Africa studio earlier today.

He also suggested that Nigerian politicians do not read enough:

“When last our senators read any book? When last did the president read any book? When last did the governor read any book?”
He gave a stark warning:

“Money without knowledge is dangerous. Ignorance kills a country. It is almost killing our continent and we have to do something about this.”


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